How often should I have my heater checked out?

How often should I have my heater checked out?

Signs that your heating unit needs a tune up


Reading HeatingA home heating unit is a very important part of your household, especially during the colder fall and winter months, however, there a few tell tale signs that your unit may be in need of repair, service, or just a tune up. One sure sign is that if your unit is not blowing hot air when the thermostat is turned up. If this happens be sure to check and make sure the circuit breaker is flipped on, if it is and you’re not getting heat, it’s probably time to call a professional repair man.

Another sure sign is if you hear loud noises coming from your heating unit. Loud noises could possibly mean that there is a problem with your blower motor, or quite possibly the ignition is being delayed. Always remember it is important to have any loud noises checked by a professional, it’s not recommended to attempt to repair your unit yourself.

Having an abnormally high heating bill is another way you can tell your unit may need service. Of course in the fall and winter months your bill will always run higher, but if you notice any sudden spiked during these months it could indicate that you’re having a problem, and you should have your unit checked out. Strange or musty odors coming from your heating system is another way to tell you may need a tune up, and of course your carbon monoxide monitor is a good way to tell when a tune up is due.

You should also keep in mind that having a dirty filter forces your heater to work even harder. When a unit has to work harder, it shortens the life of your unit, and cause your heating bills to soar higher. If you start to notice the buildup of dust in your home it could mean your filter is clogged, and that means you’re due for a tune up.

Your heating unit a very important when it comes to keeping you, and your family warm, and safe. If you notice any of the above signs it’s time for you to contact a home heating professional.

Are you looking for a heating contractor in the Reading area? Call The Plumbing Works at (610) 750-8296 and get started today!